Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It

THE NEW YORK TIMES: President Trump headed home on Saturday to confront a growing political and legal threat, as his top aides tried to contain the fallout from reports that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a focus of investigations into possible collusion between Russia and the president’s campaign and transition teams.

As Mr. Trump ended a nine-day overseas trip that aides considered the most successful stretch of his presidency, he was returning to a crisis that had only grown in his absence. The White House canceled a presidential trip to Iowa in the coming days and was putting together a damage-control plan to expand the president’s legal team, reorganize his communications staff and wall off a scandal that has jeopardized his agenda and now threatens to engulf his family. » | Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush and Julie Hirschfeld Davis | Saturday, May 27, 2017